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From Tel Aviv: Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour

1. From Tel Aviv: Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour

Embark on a comprehensive full-day tour of the West Bank of the Jordan River to discover the rich history behind the region. Depart Tel Aviv at 6:30 AM and then arrive on the West Bank after one hour and meet your guide. Beginning with the ancient baptism site of Qasr el Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River at around 8:00 AM, you'll be able to visit the marble steps leading into the river, said to be the very place where Jesus was baptized. At 8:45, move onto the city of Jericho itself, the oldest city in the world, where you will visit the ruins of ancient Jericho and view the nearby Mount of Temptation in the adjacent hills. Then continue to Ramallah at 10:15 and walk the streets of this modern city and see life in the big city on the West Bank. The tour will head to Manara Square, the thriving commercial district, and visit Yasser Arafat's tomb. Stop for lunch at around 1:00 PM before continuing onto a tour of Bethlehem at around 2:30 PM. In Bethlehem visit to the Nativity Church, and end with a visit to the Separation Wall. Return to your hotel in Tel Aviv at around 6 PM.

From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan River

2. From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan River

Explore Bethlehem, Jericho, and the Jordan River in one comprehensive day tour that visits each historic location with a guide. Starting in Bethlehem, visit the Church of Nativity, which houses the grotto (the birthplace of Jesus). While in Bethlehem, stop in front of the famous Banksy hotel for a quick photo op. Purchase souvenirs from a local artisan shop before enjoying a short presentation about craftsmanship and arts in the area. During the presentation, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Depart from Bethlehem and travel down towards the city of Jericho, located in the Jordan Valley. In Jericho, enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the valley from a cable car as well as a guided tour of the Mount of Temptation. While in the area, you’ll take a quick stop at the Gallery of Temptations, with the chance to sample halva, local dates, and other sweets before heading east towards the Jordan River. Stop at Qasr el Yahud baptismal site overlooking the Jordan River, the site where it is believed Jesus was baptized.  

Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

3. Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

Embark on a comprehensive full-day tour of the West Bank of the Jordan river to discover the rich history behind this region. Beginning with the ancient baptism site of Qasr el Yahud on the banks of the Jordan river, you'll be able to visit the marble steps leading into the river, said to be the very place where Jesus was baptized. Move on to the the city of Jericho itself, the oldest city in the world, where you will visit the ruins of ancient Jericho and view the nearby Mount of Temptation in the adjacent hills.  Continue to Ramallah and walk the streets of this modern city and see life in the big city in the West Bank. The tour will head to Manara Square, the thriving commercial district, and visit Yasser Arafat's tomb.  The final stop of the day is the holy sites of Bethlehem, with a visit to the Nativity Church and ending with a visit to the Separation Wall.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Dead Sea & Bethlehem Full-Day Tour

4. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Dead Sea & Bethlehem Full-Day Tour

Explore the holiest cities on earth on a guided tour from Tel Aviv. Travel to three of Israel's highlights, including Bethlehem, Jerusalem's Old City, and the Dead sea. Enjoy plenty of free time to shop and swim. Start your guided tour in the "City of Gold." Visit Jerusalem's Old City, including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Sepulchre. Explore local Markets, Byzantine Cardo, and the Western Wall.  Next, embark on a tour of Bethlehem and witness the Church of the Nativity, the city where Jesus Christ was born. Those who are not interested in Bethlehem can instead opt to enjoy free time in Jerusalem. In the afternoon, journey east through the Judean Desert and head to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Bathe in the therapeutic waters before your return to Tel Aviv in the late evening.

From Tel Aviv/Jerusalem: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea

5. From Tel Aviv/Jerusalem: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea

Experience the history of the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a guided tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Visit sites, including Via Dolorosa and the Western Wall with commentary from your guide. Join your guide and enter through the Jaffa Gate, one of the seven gates to the Old City. Explore the lively Old City bazaar and the Tower of David Museum. See the impressive Omar Ben Al Khattab Mosque and the San Sepulcher Church, built side by side. Then, embark on a guided tour of Bethlehem. Feel history all around you and learn about modern life in this ancient city. Visit the ornate Church of the Nativity and marvel at the twenty-seven painted columns in the nave depicting different holy figures. Finish your tour with a stop at a private beach on the Dead Sea. Sunbathe on the shore or take a dip in the warm, dense water and float effortlessly. Soak in the views of the surrounding desert landscape.

Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Private Full-Day Guided Tour

6. Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Private Full-Day Guided Tour

Explore two holy cities with a private, customizable tour. Your experienced private guide will be able to answer all your questions and give you the best insights into the most iconic cities of the Middle East. Start with being picked up from your desired address and begin with the "City of Gold", Jerusalem. See the old town including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Sepulchre. Wander around local markets, see the Byzantine Cardo, and visit the Western Wall.  Next, embark on a tour of Bethlehem and witness the Church of the Nativity. Learn about the beginnings of Christianity here.  Then, let your private driver take care of the transfer back to Jerusalem, where you will be dropped off back at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Bethlehem

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 78 reviews

This visit is a must to more fully understand the Israeli-Palestine situation. It's so much richer than just seeing Bethlehem as a half-day from Jerusalem. Our tour guide was well-informed and candid. Seeing "the wall" is stunning (stop at the Banksy museum store while there). The biblical sites are fine and in my opinion pale in comparison to driving through the countryside, seeing the Bedouins and getting a sense of how different conditions on the ground are. I was concerned the tour would feel exploitative, like visiting the reservations of Native Americans in the US but it wasn't like that at all. I am so glad I did it. Side note, the temperature was much chillier than in Tel Aviv so check the forecast and plan accordingly.

The trip was very successful, especially Jerusalem, we found a great guide, he gave us a lot of interesting information. I also recommend Bethlehem and the Dead Sea, but a typical place for tourists by the sea, very high prices.

Well organized tour Transportation was comfortable and punctual Tour guide Mr Tamar gave a lot of information History was well explained by other tour guide Mr Abood in Bethlehem Good value for money

Ehud was our tour guide a wealth of knowledge. Nothing was an issue made us feel very safe! Definitely recommend his services, learnt so much about both Jerusalem and Bethlehem! Thank you

Our guide George was excellent! He was very knowledgeable. I really liked visiting with a family in Bethlehem and having lunch in their home.